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54.2 million worries - five ways to help manage the noise asnd turn down the worry list

We are going through one of those periods where it seems there is a long list of things for investors to worry about: the US election; the Fed; ever present fears about a break of the Eurozone; and China.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 16:34

Take good care of your credit record

Take good care of your credit record

A shaky history of paying bills on time or skipping a few debt repayments may seem like minor issues, but money habits from the past can come back to haunt us.

QE spillover steers money to US, Australian corporate bonds

After seven years of interest rate cuts and trillions of dollars in quantitative easing, discussion is growing over whether monetary policy is losing its effectiveness, given the growth outlook for advanced economies remains below 2%.

Are you prepared for changes to the Age Pension assets test?

With revisions to the Age Pension assets test just around the corner, it’s important to understand how the changes could impact you, particularly with part-pension thresholds somewhat tighter than initially projected.

The Australian housing market – surging unit supply, the economy and what it all means for investors

Housing matters a lot in Australia. Having a house on a quarter acre block is part of the "Aussie dream". Housing is a popular investment destination. And the housing cycle is a key component of the economic cycle and closely connected to interest rate movements.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:53

Should I take my super as a lump sum?

Should I take my super as a lump sum?

You've probably spent much of your working life accumulating super. So, when the time comes, you might be wondering whether you’d be better off taking the money as a lump sum, income stream or both.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 16:01

Ways to be a super woman with your super

Ways to be a super woman with your super

You may know the intimate details of your household finances, but what about your super balance? Along with the family home, super is often one of your most valuable assets.

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

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